One of three remaining churches dedicated to St Botolph in the City of London, this one may seem plain on the outside but it is full of Georgian surprises inside! Tune in to hear the Scottish style acapella singing by the Presbyterians who use the church every Sunday.
Q: What do a Scottish saint, Shakespeare, the Indian Orthodox Church and a King's wardrobe all have in common? A: St Andrew by the Wardrobe... another Christopher Wren church. Approached from the north it's hard to find through alleyways but from the south it looks like a castle on a hill.
Don't overlook this small City of London church with some unusual features, old and new. It's also the home of a rare ecumenical community.
This small cosy church is full of quirky features and unusual associations. Tune in to hear about Shakespeare, graffiti, celebrity weddings, heralds and women playwrights. On top of that, a warm welcome and rousing music awaits you in this Welsh Church from its congregants and its vicar, whether you speak the language or not.
The movement and colours of the magnificent modern windows of this Christopher Wren church are a sight for sore eyes as the scenes they depict slowly emerge the more you look at them. Look closely at another window and you'll see the story of local man Dick Whittington. He was real!
Alongside a busy City road stands a ruined Christopher Wren church with plants growing inside it. Listen and you'll find that this is a church with a new and different mission.
Another Christopher Wren church, St Margaret Pattens today is dwarfed by the tall buildings around it. Nevertheless its tall lead spire still pricks the City skyline and retains its elegance.
The tower of St Magnus the Martyr contains 12 bells cast in the now defunct Whitechapel Bell Foundry. In this episode, the unusually named Ancient Society of College Youths tell us about the churches wobbling tower and the skills needed to ring them.
Listen to the sounds and the special ceremonies at St Magnus the Martyr. Find out why the congregation takes its prayers to London Bridge.
This week we head to St Mary Woolnoth: austere on the outside, cosy on the inside. This is the only church in the City of London that is the work of Nicholas Hawksmoor.
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